The former spokeswoman for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-Vt.) presidential campaign insists that the Democratic Party would be better off if white people were not put in leadership roles.
She also noted that virtually every staff position within the Democratic National Committee (DNC) – from the highest ranks to the lowest – should be filled by people from diverse ethnic backgrounds – excluding Caucasians.
Out with the whites …
Symone Sanders, who was the voice for Sanders during his Democratic Presidential Primary run against then-rival Hillary Clinton, implied that white politicians in high places are not the way to go. She contends that only minority figures can take her party in the right direction so that it can be successful in future elections.
“In my opinion, we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now,” Symone Sanders told CNN.
Her comment came in the aftermath of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) implosion following Clinton’s devastating loss to then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
With the upset win, the white mail President-elect Donald Trump represents the antithesis that Symone Sanders wants in a political leader. She made It clear that she does not want to see that type of demographic calling the shots for the Democratic Party, which she wants led by ethnically diverse individuals. She did not mention other qualifications that the progressive party needs to pull it out of its current hole.
“The Democratic Party is going through a major transition after the failures in the 2016 election cycle, and inclusion and fairness is being thrown out the window in an attempt to fix the chaos and infighting,” Townhall reported.
The former spokeswoman for the self-proclaimed socialist senator from Vermont insisted that the DNC could only move forward victoriously if minorities – not whites – lead the way.
“The Democratic Party is diverse, and it should be reflected as so in our leadership and throughout the staff at the highest levels, from the vice chairs to the secretaries — all the way down to the people working in the offices at the DNC,” she insisted.
With both Hillary Clinton’s and Bernie Sander’s races for the White House ending in failure, Democrats are looking for answers – and major changes. And with both Democratic candidates being white, along the Democrats’ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, many are blaming the color of their skin for the party’s demise in the 2016 election.
“Democrats are currently working to restructure leadership roles while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came under fire after the catastrophic election,” Townhall’s Justin Holcomb explained.
With new candidates looking to take over the DNC’s leadership role, Sanders’ former spokeswoman has her heart set on an ethnic minority leader to fill in.
However, with former Gov. Howard Dean (D-) – a white male – slated to run for the DNC chairman position next year, Sander’s former spokesperson is anything but excited. She maintains that the color of Dean’s skin is enough to preclude him from being a viable candidate.
“[Howard Dean] is not what we need right now,” Symone Sanders stressed.
Judging by one’s color
Instead of listing off substantive reasons why Dean is not the right candidate to take over as the DNC chair – such as his stance or record on the economy, healthcare, taxation, immigration, civil rights, LGBT “rights,” race relations or foreign policy – she implied that being a white male was enough to disqualify him as a successful successor to the current temporary chair. The DNC currently has an interim chair filling in for the former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who was forced to resign from her leading post over a scandal that took place this spring.
Also being white, Wasserman-Schultz’s failure to lead Clinton to a successful presidential campaign could be used to buttress Symone Schultz’s argument that the DNC doesn’t need [more] white people leading the Democratic Party.